Texas Is the Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk (Hardcover)
"Pat Blashill's beautiful book of photos captures the poetics and energetic eccentricities of the post punk Austin, Texas music scene of the '80s, things one will never get on the internet. Long live books and this one kicks ass."""Kim Gordon
"There's certainly an art to photography""and there's also an art to being in the right place at the right time. Pat Blashill demonstrates both of those things over and over again in Texas Is the Reason. Great bands come out of great scenes, so Blashill shoots not just the shows but the community. Even the intimate moments scream punk rock, and even the punk rock moments scream intimacy. 'Transcendent music is sometimes made by actual humans, ' Blashill writes in his equally vivid essay. 'After you understand that, you don't need rock stars anymore.' Nailed it."""Michael Azerrad, This Band Could Be Your Life
"A profound experience for me"""Richard Linklater.